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he tells them his grandmother is with him. 40 minutes later, they're free. weak and dehydrated but alert and able to speak. she's 80 years old, trapped in her kitchen, eating yogurt for nine days from the fridge that pinned her down. rescue workers strap her into a harness and air lift her out. a country starved for good news, a morsel of hope. another coastal town, minamisanriku, wiped off the map by the tsunami. the fire chief here saw this coming. two years ago the sea wall broke after another earthquake, he says. i was worried about it and i told my bosses. the giant harbor gates designed to protect the town failed to shut, so when the earthquake struck 45 of his men rushed here to try to shut them by hand. all of them were swept away. the fire chief now feels guilty, ashamed to be alive.
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he spends all his time searching for the bodies of his men. but the story consuming most people's attention is the nuclear crisis. officials say the pressure inside reactor number three at fukushima is building to a critical level. they planned to vent radioactive steam to release the pressure but said later the situation had stabilized for now. officials are now considering widening the evacuation zone just in case. finally, an aspect of this story that's bound to be getting a lot of attention in the coming days. new reports surfacing that the operator of the power plant faked the safety records, pretending to do rigorous npgs but not really doing them. in some cases, for 11 years. if that's true, then that raises serious questions about who is really responsible. i'm david wright in osaka, japan. and now to an environmental scare closer to home. over the weekend a mile's long patch of sludge showed up in the gulf of mexico and washed up on
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the shores of louisiana's jefferson parish. the coast guard collected samples and officials say it does not appear to be from the bp oil spill. they say it is probably sediment washed into the gulf from the mississippi river. the suspect in a grizzly murder at a yoga shop will be in court today. brittany norwood has been charged with first-degree murder. police say she killed her coworker and created an elaborate rouse to hide the crime. >> reporter: police say it was a fair of shoes that tipped them off. the crime scene had two sets of bloody footprints but one looked like it was faked. when police found norwood bound and gagged, they say the position she was tied up in was suspicious, with her hands tied above her head, she may have tied herself up. >> as we began analyzing the forensic evidence and looked at the medical reports, it was not
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supporting what the -- what ms. norwood told us. >> reporter: all this contradicts the story she told police. according to her after closing up the store for the night, she and jayna murray went in to pick up her wallet. to men followed them in, bound and beat her. they found no sexual assault on either victim. murray car was moved and spattered with norwood's blood. workers at this apple store next door said they heard two women arguing. as you go through a list of 14, 16, 18 things the victim told you, you can draw a line through almost every one of them. there was one other thing -- norwood's wounds were superficial. murray were deep. in college megan healy said some of her soccer teammates were weary. >> girls that had known her longer than me told her things like, watch your locker, keep it locked, she's been known to
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steal things. >> reporter: she said she never knew she would be capable of a grizzly, calculated murder. john hendren, abc news, washington. a wireless mega merger is under way. at&t is buying t-mobile for $39 billion. the cash and stock deal faces severe scrutiny with regulators. if it clears, at&t would become the number one cell phone company in the u.s. customers can expect better coverage. and also fewer pricing plans. >> let's hope. >> let's hope so. here's your monday forecast, everybody. have some heavy rain in southern california. showers in san francisco, portland and seattle. another 2 feet of snow in the sierra range and a foot in the southern rockies. showers from the upper midwest to the ohio valley. a wintry mix in northern new england and rain here in new york and in philly. 70s from dallas and miami. 64 in omaha. 60s from billings to salt lake city. near 70 in phoenix. well, it was a stunning
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close encounter that was simply out of this world. >> pretty cool. i don't know if anybody saw this around here. take a look at this. it looked to the heavens saturday night. you were probably treated to a full moon like none other. scientists call this a super moon because it came so close to the earth. the closest it's come in nearly two decades. >> after the super moon rose in the east it appeared 14% larger and 30% brighter than a regular full moon. you said your dad is really into astrono astrono astronomy. >> the moon is made of cheese, you know. >> oh, thank you. daddy taught you that? >> yes. like a giant ball of cheddar right there. check it out. >> cool to see. actually there's a superstition that say these events are linked to natural disasters, earthquake and tsunami. >> it was a coincidence. >> just enjoy. more "world news now" coming up next. [ horn honks ] now we're hittin' the road with the proglide challenge.
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well, there is really no other way to say this. this is a pretty sad story. it involves the passing of a furry four-legged friend. >> if this doesn't touch you, i'm going to call you heartless. knut, polar bear. he died saturday at the age of 4 as we hear from linsey davis. >> reporter: he was an international superstar. the most famous bear in the world. he drew thousands of visitors a day and was a multimillion dollar business unto himself. there were even tribute songs written about him, like this one on youtube. ♪ knut knut >> reporter: at the height of
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knutmania, they had to hire crowd control. tee shirrs mugs with his likeness flew off the shelves. there were fan clubs. the media darling even graced the u.s. cover of "vanity fair" with leonardo dicaprio shot by ann l ann leibovitz. his twin brother only survived a couple of days. before he turned 2, his round-the-clock keeper suddenly died. he was no longer a cub and the crowds started to dwindle and when the budget started thinning out, the zoo considered selling him. by the time he turned 3, there were reports the female polar bears he lived with bullied him. some speculated the stress of stardom finally got to him. it was a completely normal routine, he says. just as always, knut strolled around the enclosure, went into the water. there he had a short spasm and
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has, unfortunately, left us. >> obviously, knut was very young when he died. i'm not sure what could have caused it. a stroke, heart attack. >> reporter: the life expectancy of a polar bear in the wild is between 15 and 20 years. an animal like knut born into captivity can live longer. >> the attention that knut brought to tens of millions throughout the world, no one could thank knut enough for what this animal did as an ambassador to his cousins in the wild. >> reporter: just like the old days, knut has made headlines again. not by warming our hearts, but by breaking them. linsey davis, abc news. >> oh, knut, so sad, just 4 years old. you're just heartless. >> no, no, i'm not heartless. >> it's so sad. i'm like crying over here. rob -- rob is saying it's a polar bear. he's laughing, thank you -- >> no, don't get me in trouble. >> you're heartless and cold. send him to the north pole. poor knut. when we come back, we'll
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introduce to you tiger woods' latest girlfriend. sort of like you're going to be with animal people gli don't want those e-mails. plus, charlie sheen has a new $7 million money-making plan. he's still winning. >> heartless and cruel.
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♪ skinny so skinny ♪ >> we're still giving you a bad time. boy, you're going to get the e-mails. time to get you up to speed with what tiger woods has been up to lately, besides not winning. unfortunately. i'm sure he wishes he was. he does have a new lady friend, apparently just one lady friend, although she's in a bit of trouble. they're the mug shot. >> have you seen any of her work. >> easy now. alease johnson was arrested for suspicion of dui. radar onloon says she was arrested in florida near where tiger woods lives and apparently they've been dating for a few weeks. tiger has not confirmed this is his girlfriend but sources say
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they have been together. >> i'm shocked. >> she sort of looks like the tiger woods type but be honest, everybody was his type for a while. >> he wasn't too picky. charlie sheen briefly because people are on charlie sheen overload, but this live show, not only has he expanded to 21 dates on this tour, he's going to make a cool $7 million from this tour. he's added shows i think they said vancouver, columbia, atlantic city, new jersey. he's going to make 85% of the profits off this deal. radio city music hall here in new york, 6,000 venues that holds and only a scattered tickets left. this is selling out big time. charlie is getting paid. it's apparently a 75-minute show. i don't know what earth -- >> what's he talking about? >> he's not a stand-up or -- >> and all stand-up comedians are saying, give it a try,
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charlie, because it's not so easy. >> he'll say, i can't wait to see reviews but he's getting paired, so -- >> what's to prevent him from walking off after five minutes? single ladies out there, we picked this story for you. guess who is single? bradley cooper, back on the market. >> you love some bradley cooper. >> i can't get enough of him. love him. he and renee zellweger have split. they confirmed after two years they have decided to go their separate ways after renee secretly was living in bradley cooper's house, $5 million three-bedroom house in the pal saids. she's 41, he's 36. at one time cooper said, i just love her. i love acting with her. i can learn so much from her. i just love coming to work. that's when they were filming a movie together. >> that's sweet. >> now he's back on the market. even though i'm married, i'm just saying. >> oh, all right, peggy. >> i'm just. a new sitcom, a new wonder woman. take a look at the picture. i hope i don't butcher her name.
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adrian -- >> who cares. look at the outfit. >> the outfit is updated. coming soon to a tv set. new wonder woman. i love me some lynda carter.
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in rear-facing seats. this is a story in not letting anything get in your way from a college wrestler who we first introduced you to here on "world news now." >> very cool. he's at the top of his sport and he proved it again saturday night winning the national title in his weight category. here's david muir. >> reporter: the senior from mesa, arizona, seven minutes away from a national title. >> reporter: walking out on crutches, making his way up the stairs, he was about to face his biggest match yet. in philadelphia, in front of a crowd of 20,000, anthony robles was about to make history. anthony was born with just one leg. >> i grew up just like my brothers and my sister. my parents didn't treat me any different. i pretty much do whatever i set my mind to. >> reporter: he set his mind to wrestle. his mother, jude y his biggest fan. >> i've always just -- like, i've just loved him as my son. >> reporter: in fact, robles has
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found a way to overcome his disability. he has more upper body strength than most men in his category, 125 pounds. and from the start, robles took command. >> and the upper body strength of robles on display. >> reporter: and he would continue his domination. >> beautiful technique by robles. >> reporter: finally, it was too much for his opponent. >> anthony robles has shown us that impossible is nothing. >> reporter: anthony robles had won the national championship. his biggest fan watching. >> it's like a dream come true. i have dreamt about this a dozen times. >> from arizona state university, anthony robles! >> reporter: and as he receives his medals, a standing ovation. >> oh, man, what an incredible moment for that guy. >> standing ovation. i love what he says. he says, focus on what you've got going for you, not what you don't. the standing "o," well deserved and very cool to see. gives you goose bumps. >> it does. a lesson to believe in yourself whatever you believe.
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that's a beautiful story to remember. >> love it. >> that's all the news for this half hour. follow us on our facebook fan page.
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1-800-448-3000 (tdd# 1-800-448-1433) ...or visit us on the web at parenting dot org. this morning on "world news now" -- military mission. international forces pound libya making progress against the gadhafi regime. >> why the u.s. may soon limit involvement in this aerial battle. it's monday, march 21st. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." good morning, everyone. i'm peggy bunker. >> and i'm rob nelson. we'll hear how moammar gadhafi is reacting to the assault, what his son has to say and how the president is staying up to date while traveling in south america. also coming up, how japan's nuclear disaster after the tsunami and earthquake could impact you, especially if you're
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shopping for high-lend electronics, including apple's new ipad. >> amazing the ripple effects. and starting this morning, parents are getting new recommendations on how to buckle up their kids in the car. it is quite literally life-saving information. >> yeah, big change from previous recommendations. stay tuned for that. but first, allied forces are making quick work of disabling libyan defenses, wiping out radar, communications, as well as missile sites. >> the question, will that be enough to tame the defiant libyan leader or will the coalition have to target his forces? allen little of the bbc reports from tripoli. >> reporter: when antiaircraft guns open up, the noise is deafening. the pulse quickens, the city fills with trep digs. arcs of trace fire hang in the air. targets near the city are under attack from missiles or aircraft that can be detected by the guns but neither seen nor heard by us. we heard one huge explosion close to or possibly at colonel
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gadhafi's own compound. it rocked the city. crowds gathered to bury the dead from air strikes. there was a relaxed, almost carnival feel to the city's defian defiance. not now. something harder has settled in the popular mood. under attack from outside, they are closing ranks, rallying to the defense of colonel gadhafi. they are angry. >> it is very, very sad for france and united kingdom, to kill, kill, kill many mans for why? >> reporter: colonel gadhafi's son insisted all libyans were united behind his father. there was no popular uprising, he said. >> simply you americans and other western countries, you are supporting the terrorist and armed militia. that's it. one day, you will wake up and you will find out that you were supporting the wrong people.
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>> reporter: it is a message that will find its echo in the burial grounds and in the coming battlefields. colonel gadhafi has much support here. this experience will gavel niz it. allen little, bbc. coalition forces insist moammar gadhafi is not the official target of their attacks but allies made presence known to gadhafi last night, sending a cruise missile exploding into a building on his residential compound. the u.s. insists that missile was not ours, however, the of the 124 tomahawks fired into libya so far, 122 were launched by the u.s. president obama is keeping up with developments from libya in his previously scheduled trip to south america. as david kerley reports, the president is traveling with what looks like a makeshift war room. >> reporter: president obama interrupted his trip to brazil several times to be briefed on the situation in libya. and for the first time, a peek inside the secure tent set up on
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these foreign trips so that the president can speak on secure lines to his national security team. as american forces pounded libyan targets, the president defended his actions in a speech to the brazilian people, framing it as part of a battle for universal rights. >> we've seen the people of libya take a courageous stand against a regime determined to brutalize its own citizens. across the region, we've seen young people rise up, a new generation, demanding the right to determine their own future. >> reporter: the president acknowledging the end game in the greater middle east is far from determined told the audience no one can know how this change in the middle east will end. david kerley, abc news, with the president in rio de janeiro, brazil. >> stay with abc news all day long as we kov military action in libya. "america this morning" will have more live updates. on "good morning america" we'll get the latest analysis, including ways gadhafi could retaliate. you'll find all breaking developments on abcnews.com.
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in pakistan this morning, a methane gas explosion has killed at least 2 1 miners. search crews say there's little chance for survival trapped in the mine. the poisonous gas is slowing down the recovery work there. the mine was actually declared dangerous two weeks ago but investigators say that warning was ignored. and now to the crisis in japan where as many as 18,000 people are dead from the tsunami and earthquake. >> and the country's nuclear crisis is causing some new scares this morning. abc's akiko fujita is just outside osaka to bring us up to date. >> reporter: good morning. we are getting some good news on the nuclear front. the efts to avert a meltdown at fukushima daiichi plant. tepco officials say water-praying operation to cool down the reactors appear to be working. earlier in the day they said radiation levels had been gradually dropping for reactors three and four, along with the
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temperature readings for the water and we heard from the deputy cabinet secretary yesterday who said officials are very close to getting this situation under control. those are his words. there are concerns, however, about food contamination. the government stopped shipments of spinach and raw milk from areas after the nuclear plant after tests found iodine exceeded limits considered safe. small traces also turned up in tokyo's tap water. but it is important to know that the government said the radiation levels were too small to pose any immediate health risk. now, concerns about contaminated food overshadowed briefly yesterday by a miraculous rescue. a grandmother and her teenage grandson were found alive, trapped in their home nine days after the earthquake hit. the 16-year-old called out for help from his roof and led rescuers to his grandmother. >> that is incredible and wonderful to get that good news.
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one of the main questions people are asking now, is how long could the recovery take, akiko, from this disaster? >> reporter: well, we're getting a clearer picture of the devastation caused by the disasters. the world bank is now saying it could take five years and $235 billion to rebuild from all the damage. the disaster displaced more than 450,000 people. they are starting to move to other parts of japan to begin their lives in their new homes. even that is expected to take many years so that they can get back on their feet. >> akiko fujita reporting live from osaka. thank you. also, opposition leaders in bahrain are asking for help from the united nations and the u.s. they want an end to the government's violent crackdown on shiite protests against sun ni monarchy and asking for the eviction of a saudi military force in bahrain. the final results are in
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from this week's referendum in egypt. voters overwhelmingly approved change it is to constitution, which now clears the way for elections to take place within the next few months. that will usher in the first democratic government to, of course, replace the regime of ousted president hosni mubarak. a day care operator who fled the country after a fatal fire is coming home to texas to face manslaughter charges. jessica tata is expected to arrive in houston tonight from nigeria where she was thought to be staying with family. four children were killed when a fire broke out in her home day care center last month. investigators say she had left them alone to go out shopping. home run king barry bonds heads to court as his perjury trial gets under way in san francisco. the former giants slugger is charged with lying under oath in 2003 when he told a federal jand jury he had never knowingly used steroids. the government's star witness is
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bonds' former mistress. she's expected to testify that steroids affected his section you'll activity. new advice for how children should be buckled up. experts say those 2 and under should ride in rear-facing seated. boosters until 8 years old and children 13 and younger need to ride in the backseat. the previous recommendation made nine years ago told parents to keep kids age 1 and under in rear-facing seats but the latest studyings show kids age 2 and under have a much more accident survival rate if buckled facing the rear. that is a big change. >> that is, new mom. >> yes. here's a look at your weather. heavy morning rain in southern california and showers as far north as seattle. some more heavy mountain snow in sierra, nevada range and southern rockies. showers from omaha to cincinnati. a mix of rain and snow in vermont, new hampshire and maine. also some rain from philly up to boston. >> a wet 52 here in new york. 75 in atlanta.
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78 in new orleans. 70s in kansas city and indianapolis. 48 in seattle. 72 in colorado springs. >> the first full day of spring. man, that sounds good to say. >> finally. it was love at first sight for hundreds of people in durham, north carolina, so they decided, well, to put a ring on it. >> so much i could say right here with this bachelor to my right. residents of durham declared their love to the city with their mass wedding. they vowed to honor and cherish the city forever. >> civic pride at a whole new level. it was meant to slidefy support for the city. the ceremony was followed by a three-hour block party/reception. if you had to pick a city to marry, what would be your favorite? >> my hometown, seattle. i grew up in seattle. i love it. it would be neck and neck with new york because i do love the big apple. >> really? >> yes. >> i'd be tossed between new orleans and vegas. that says a lot about me. >> it certainly does. >> you're getting married?
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>> don't get started. >> more "world news now" when we come back. ♪ going to the chapel and we're going to get married ♪ [ doctor ] here's some health information for people over 50.
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continuing our coverage now of the aftermath of japan's earthquake and tsunami. some of the country's most well known companies were among those hardest hit. >> and now that those companies have been forced to cut back production, we will feel that effect here in the u.s. jeremy hubbard has the details. >> reporter: they're the miniscule chips that make up everything from our cell phones to our computers to our blu-rays, those batteries that power your new ipad 2, the sd cards that hold your digital photos. these tiny components are the consumer casualties of the japan quake with an impact on supply and demand that could be
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seismic. >> some of them are, yeah. >> reporter: we took a walk around with john able from "wired" magazine. he says those companies that make those tiny parts have cut back or closed japanese plants entirely because of the quake and the nuclear scare, there will likely be shortages of the gadgets we love. fact is, we're already seeing the effects. an eight gigabyte memory card that cost a little over $7 on the day of the quake now cost $10. those low prices for flat screen tvs are about to start spiking. >> there's enough in the supply train to last a month but you're seeing some prices skyrocket. the price of a tv could go up. you may not get the brand or model you want. >> reporter: 90% of the key component in lcds comes from japan. you've probably never heard of the nan flash memory chip but they pack the computing punch in everything from mobile devices to tablets. their price rose 20% on monday
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and have continued to climb. it's not hard to imagine cell phone prices jumping as a result. same for computer and tv lcd monitors. now some analysts are predicting shortages of the ipad 2. at least five components of the wildly popular tablet are made in japan. storage and memory, even the touch screen glass. no word from apple on how it could affect supplies here in the u.s. but already the company is indefinitely delaying the launch of the tablet in japan. >> if we get to the point where these factories don't reopen, that will be disastrous because there aren't many places that do these things, so scrambling around in real time to find airli alternative suppliers is going to be hard. >> reporter: they are miniscule parts in our gadgets but times like this show just how big a role they play in our high-tech lives. jeremy hubbard in new york. >> isn't that the truth. seeing a lot of shortages, i'm sure, with the ipad. >> notebook computers could be
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kind of scarce as well because the lithium-ion batteries they use are made in parts of the country devastated, so could be in short -- >> lithium, look at you, tech talk. what's going on? >> i was staying notes. >> our march madness update. highlights and cinderellas. >> willis is nervous. he knows he's going down. all that plus the anchor who was talking some smack about our competition. >> oh, come on. >> talking a little too soon.
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realize there's a ton of college basketball on tv over the weekend. you caught some games, didn't catch others. the march madness games went nearly to midnight on the east coast. >> game wall to wall. before we update our "world news now" brackets competition, we
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have some highlights, of course. we start with the little team that could from virginia commonwealth university. by the way, they're not so little. yes, they can. since last wednesday all the rams have done is win three games against teams from major conferences. last night's victims, perdue. wasn't close. a blowout. vcu tops them 94-76. now they're off to the sweet 16 for the first time ever. and next up, two big east teams, marquette and orange men of syracuse. they faced off last night. another good battle. marquette took the lead for good with 27 seconds left. that was thanks to a three-pointer from darius johnson odom. they held on, sending the orange men down 66-62. marquette now to the sweet 16 for the first time in eight years. next up for them, yes, my north carolina tar heels on friday night. tar heels, baby! yes! >> and the last game of the weekend, which really was not much of a game, florida state
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hit seven three-pointers in the first half against notre dame. at one point they were up by 23 points and held on to win by 14. if fsu chops on -- you can explain that to me, the chop -- >> there you go. >> -- the first sweet 16 since 1993. they'll take on vcu, which i know bet bcu, my bracket pick. >> a lot of upsets. pitt was huge. it was -- >> pitt was your pick. >> pitt was my pick. >> to win the whole thing. i don't want to point that out -- >> a lot of people are still in it! >> we're about to get to it, willis. >> settle down, willis. >> that brings us to our new "world news now" brackets competition update of who is winning and who is losing. >> yeah, yeah. >> and people don't even know if they're winning or losing at this point. exactly. by the way, because pitt lost i got an e-mail from peggy at 9:09 p.m. saying, for all you suckers that thought pitt was going to take the ncaa, eat my dust.
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bunker edges ahead. but she has no idea of the rules. >> i didn't understand. i thought since pitt lost indefinitely i was going to win because i did not pick pitt so i thought indefinitely i could rob out edge. i'll cut back on the trash attack. >> as you should. >> counting the points. when all the counting was done, our broadcast producer david myers is in the lead with 44 points. he's not even here today. >> as you can see, i'm a close second, 43 points. peggy, who thought she was in front, is in third with 41 point. the saddest, most depressing score, in fourth place -- clearly he's never watched a day of college basketball in his life -- willis in fourth with 29 points. so sad. >> that is pathetic, willis. what do you have to say for yourself? 29 points. >> pathetic. whatever, man, whatever.
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better reading for us, you and i have ten teams. >> i'm going to pay more attention so i know when i'm winning versus losing. >> full update friday and then on monday. now we're into best basketball of the year. if your racing thoughts keep you awake...
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ask your doctor if lunesta is right for you. get lunesta for a $0 co-pay at lunesta.com. sleep well, on the wings of lunesta. >> announcer: "world news now" delivers your "morning papers." welcome back, everybody. the stories like this blow my mind, too. there is this new student at indiana university, perdue university at indianapolis. take a look at the picture. not your average college student by any stretch. this guy is 12 years old. it's unbelievable here. he's doing like -- getting a postgraduate degree at the school. actually sufferers from as berger's syndrome. they could tell there was something off socially but academically it was -- it was crazy. now he's there studying.
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they want -- they're looking for grant money to put him in a research position. they want this kid to do science. not just sit in class -- >> good. >> totally doiogie howser. >> i bet he's not spending his time drinking. the monday after st. paddy's date, hangovers only get worse as you get older. news flash. >> ain't that the truth. >> yeah. they also say that you should pay attention to this part, cheap booze makes the hangover worse. >> yeah, that -- >> so like the pbrs, boone's strawberry hill, have you to put that away. have you to go for the expensive stuff if you don't want the hangover to be worse. they say as you get older enzymes in your body are not as dependable to break down your body so it's rougher to recover from that big bender. >> that's tough. you hear people say that, too, comments that as you get older, you feel it more in the morning. it's not the same as college
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where you can have a good day -- >> get up, go for a run and have a test. >> that all fades. oh, man. don't know how you do it, jim. interesting story out of apple this morning. actually, a serious story. apple is catching heat because in britain they have released an app that claims it can cure you of homosexuality. you can see gay rights groups are very upset. apple gave it four out of five stars in their language means there's no objection only content but some are taking issue. >> it's good this ap does not come by this song by whitney houston "i'm every woman". >> jim's theory. >> it is apparently irritating someone in this building. he says she played it over and over until he was about out of his mind. so, he's now been served by a police officer saying that he needs to basically turn off the
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whitney. >> all he played was a whitney over and over and they're like, get -- >> mine would be gloria este 
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this morning on "world news now" -- aggressive action against libya. international forces target and destroy a building on moammar gadhafi's compound. >> while u.s. insists american military involvement in libya will be limited. it's monday, march 21st. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." good morning, everybody, i'm rob nelson. >> and i'm peggy bunker. rebel forces in libya say the military action came just in time. we'll hear from the opposition and a a very adamant moammar gadhafi. >> he's saying, quote, anticipate a long war.
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ominous. also ahead, the number of victims in japan's tsunami and earthquake could now top 18,000. but believe it or not, some survivors are still being found as japan's nuclear crisis now leads to a scare over drinking water. >> and a couple rescues over the weekend, which was nice to see. some good news coming out of japan. >> including a grandmother. >> and grandson. also coming, a notorious urban high school and a principal who managed to turn it around in a matter of years. >> reminded me of that movie "lean on me". >> a real life "lean on me". air assault on libya. they have been hammering at libyan target, wiping them out. >> this morning the white house is walking a fine line, leading those allied forces but also insisting the u.s. role is limited. karen travers is in washington with the latest. hi, karen. >> reporter: good morning, rob and peggy. u.s. officials are claiming early success after two straight nights of assaults on libya. they're being less specific on
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how long this operation will last and what future role the u.s. will play. cruise missiles, stealth bombers and fighter jets pounded targets across libya. air defenses, military airfields and ground forces. in tripoli antiaircraft fire blazed into the sky. benghazi is libya's rebel capital, the scars of battle there are raw. the rebels say the attacks on gadhafi's columns came just in time but saif gadhafi, son of the libyan leader told abc news' christiane amanpour on sunday that americans are supporting the wrong side. >> the americans and other western countries, you are supporting the terrorist and armed militia. >> reporter: libyan state tv showed what it said were wounded by coalition air strikes. they issued a statement of moammar gadhafi with image of a fist crushing a missile. >> translator: you are not capable of a prolonged -- for a prolonged war in libya. we consider ourselves ready for a long war.
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be aware of that. >> reporter: the next phase will be the no-fly zone. that's going to stretch from tripoli to rebel-held benghazi and the top third of the country. it's an operation that will involve hundreds of aircraft. secretary of defense robert gates said on sunday that within a matter of days the u.s. will turn over primary responsibility for the operation. >> we will continue to support the coalition. we'll be a member of the coalition. we will have a military role in the coalition. but we will not have the preeminent role. >> reporter: the pentagon insisted on sunday that gadhafi himself is not the target and u.s. officials emphasized international coalition is growing. rob and peggy? >> thank you, karen. gadhafi may not be the official target in all this, but the coalition did send quite a message last night with a cruise missile exploding into a building on gadhafi's residential compound. the u.s. insists that missile was not ours but of the 124 tomahawks fired into libya so far, 122 were launched by the u.s.
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this weekend's air strikes have provided some relief to rebel fighters on the front lines in eastern libya. gadhafi's forces have been pound them relentlessly for more than a week. though they're celebrating the allied intervention they're also mourning all they've lost. alex marquardt reports. >> reporter: gadhafi's ammunition supplies used against the rebels, the burned out carcasses of a gadhafi forces convoy, apparently taken out by u.s. and european bombs on the edge of the rebel capital. the rebels celebrated. >> it's over. >> reporter: in fact, it's far from over. in the west, the rebel-held city of ms. rat that continues to be attacked by gadhafi forces. >> they're destroying everything here. everything. nobody's safe. >> reporter: but in the east, there's a palpable change in the atmosphere. >> i think it's a tremendous boost to the libyan people, to the fighters in particular. >> reporter: the fighters desperately need the boost. they're led by a former special
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forces general who defected from gadhafi's government, but the vast majority are civilians, sent to fight with very little training and outdated weapons. but what they lack in experience, they say they make up for with heart. >> we die or we win. we have no other choice. we die or we win. >> reporter: the rebels say the coalition air strikes make the fight with gadhafi forces more fair, that now it's gun against gun versus gun against fighter jet. as happy as they are, many rebels are calling on the coalition to arm them with better weapons. it remains to be seen if the coalition wants to get that involved. alex marquardt, abc news, libya. >> we'll monitor developments from libya throughout the morning and all day long. we'll have live updates on "america this morning" and later on "good morning america." we'll be looking into ways gadhafi might retaliate so be sure to stay with abc news. now shifting gears to japan this morning where the
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staggering pain and loss from the aftermath of that devastating earthquake and tsunami have now been given a number. the world bank says the disaster has caused $235 billion in damage but as david wright reports there are also moments of joy. >> reporter: dramatic bit of hopeful news, a miracle rescue. rescuers freed this 80-year-old woman and her grandson trapped since the tsunami. she was apparently pinned under her fridge and the two survived nine days eating yogurt from the fridge until the grandson flagged down rescuers by standing on the rooftop. the japanese coast guard released dramatic new video of the tsunami before it hit shore. that dark shadow on the horizon is the wave. as it passes right under the bow of the coast guard, you get a sense of just how enormous it is. silent footage, but it is jaw-dropping. on land, they're still dealing with the damage brought by that
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rage. mostly at fukushima daiichi power plant. spinnish and milk farms, tokyo tap water and fava beans exported to taiwan. government officials are downplaying the risks saying you'd have to eat those things for a year to be exposed to radiation equivalent to a c.a.t. scan but many are concerned anyway. the potential economic toll of this disaster seems crass in light of the human drama. these firefighters among the first responders to the reactor were asked by reporters what was the toughest part of the job? the team leader broke down. >> translator: my firefighters have very high level of motivation and they worked very hard. and they left behind families. i feel extremely sorry for the families that are left behind. i would like to offer my apologies and appreciation to them. >> reporter: david write in osaka, japan. and some new important advice just out this morning and and it could change the way parents buckle up kids in the
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car. safety experts now say children age 2 and under should ride in rear-facing seats. booster seats should be used until a child is 8 years old or tall enough to sit in a regular seat belt. children 13 and younger need to ride in the backseat. previous recommendation made nine years ago told parents to keep kids under age 1 if rear-facing seats. the latest studies show kids age 2 and underer have a much less accident survival rate if buckled up and facing rear. today is the first day of spring, thank you, but you wouldn't know it in the sierra, nevada resort where 3 feet of snow. and they're bracing for more white stuff today. major highs were shut down backing up miles. and flooding in sacramento area is now menacing central and southern part of the state. but spring is here. >> i feel for them.
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i couldn't take another snowstorm. i can't take it. here's your monday frap forecast. those showers stretch from vegas to phoenix. showers and thunderstorms from omaha to cincinnati. rain from philadelphia to boston mixing in with snow in northern new england. >> 41 in boston. 52 here in new york. 75 in atlanta. 50s from detroit to minneapolis. 40 in fargo. albuquerque gets up to 75. sacramento, 53. >> south carolina's famous military college the citadel held their annual spring football game but this time with more than the usual 11 bull dogs. >> 53 actual canines attended in the annual beautiful bull dog contest competing in categories like best costume, best tail-wagger, best smile, and coveted most looks like the owner category. >> doesn't that make you like dogs, rob? come on? >> they're cute. >> it benefitted the team's mascot, bull dogs named general
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welcome back, everybody. now to a story that is generating a ton of attention down under. because of youtube now, around the world as well, it involve a youngster who finally had enough of being bullied. >> over the week enhe spoke out about exactly what made him snap for the final time. jeremy hubbard has the story. >> reporter: this is the school yard bully beatdown that went viral. a tiny 12-year-old picking on his larger school mate, repeatedly punching and tormenting him and then 12-year-old casey hains snapped and did this. >> i actually snapped and grabbed him, picked him up off the ground, threw him to the ground in self-defense. >> reporter: now casey is finally telling his story, after
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years of being picked on for his weight, he finally had enough. >> i was just like, yeah, you finally -- it's over. >> reporter: in this interview with a a current affair on channel 9 in australia, he admits he reached a breaking point. >> everything just built up for three years. suddenly it came out. >> reporter: his dad is still not quite sure how to react. >> it's nothing to be proud of, but i'm glad that he stood up for himself. >> reporter: both boys have been suspended but haynes has become a youtube sensation since the fight. more than 100,000 people have joined a facebook group where he's named casey the punisher. >> it's already changed his demeanor, his is self-esteem. he's standing a lot more proud. >> reporter: for all the other victims of childhood bullying, casey has a message. >> look for the good days, keep your chin up and school ain't going to last forever. >> reporter: jeremy hubbard, abc news, new york. >> that's hard to hear that. you think he's so miserable at
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school. school's not going to last forever. you see that video, he had as much as he could take. >> obviously you feel bad the little kid was picked on but on the other hand is violence the way to respond to violence? so, it's an interesting debate, as you can imagine. >> goes on. >> we'll keep the school theme going. we'll talk to a high school principal. >> how he cleaned up a crumbling campus and set a winning example for his students.
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well, so often in these days of tight budgets, we hear about failing schools that don't have the money to improve anything. well, that is not the case in this cincinnati school we're about to tell you about. >> it improved the old fashioned way, with the help of people who simply cared. here's ron claiborne. >> reporter: for years cincinnati's taft high was notorious. >> teachers did not want to
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teach there. >> reporter: a dilapidated, crime-ridden school full of failing, forgotten students. >> the worst slum school in the city. >> reporter: so dysfunctional, each clock told a different time. all of them wrong. >> there was no way i was going to send my son to taft. >> reporter: then nine years ago taft got a new principal. >> hey, let's hurry up. i don't want to hear it. don't talk. you must be on time. >> reporter: his name, anthony smith. and the motto he brought to taft, failure is not an option. what is failure is not an option mean? >> we're not going to let you fall through the cracks. >> you're going to have an "a" in that class. an "a". >> an "a". >> reporter: failure is not an option directed to the teachers, even though taflt was designated a failing school he wanted to keep all the teachers. he teamed up with his teamers to closely monitor the progress or struggles of every student. daily meetings helped identify
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those falling behind and plans devised to help them catch up. >> and kids know whether or not you are genuine or if you really, really care about them. >> reporter: teaching, reading and writing became an obsession. >> it's not just good enough to give an answer in math. you have to explain or articulate the answer. >> reporter: but smith's most unconventional partnership happened outside the classroom, with the hard-charging ceo of the local phone company. >> yeah, i mean, i got a motto. it's go big or stay home. >> reporter: jack cassidy was so inspired by smith's determination, he put his company's name on the line. he promised free cell phones and laptops for every student who maintained a 3.3 average. fall behind and they have to give them back. >> you know how many laptops and cell phones we've taken back in nine years? zero. >> reporter: and bell employees were encouraged to toouter taft students at the school during their work day. smith says tutoring, not the technology, is what's had the
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greatest impact. >> here is a person who's willing to take some time out of their schedule to give us just one more dose of love. >> reporter: the result of all this -- taft has been transformed. >> graduation rate is now 95%. >> reporter: ten years ago it was? >> 18%, 12%. >> reporter: and the school with an almost all-black student body closed the so-called racial achievement test gap. taft students outscored white students in ohio on the state's graduation test in math, reading and science. now the place where so many once afraid to visit is attracting students. like kenny fouler, who transferred from one of cincinnati's other top schools. >> it wasn't until i peeked into a class where one of the students was reading one of his essays and he said he enjoyed a plethora of things and i thought, what does that mean sdm and my -- they were high-fiving each other and everything. i was like, wow. >> reporter: now kenny is a straight-a student and this mom who vowed never to let her son
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come here is now a believer. >> this school has made a phenomenalal, just a drastic change in his life. i'm grateful. >> reporter: this spring the old taft chag changes, too, replaced by a gleaming $18.8 million school. we visited with a group of students seeing it for the first time. >> oh, my gosh! and the clock. that works. >> reporter: but the same commitment. >> you have to look at these children like they're the most important part of your life. and if you do that, you'll be able to replicate it. i can teach you how to be a good teacher. i can't teach you how to care. >> reporter: a lesson in saving troubled schools one student at a time. ron claiborne, abc news, cincinnati, ohio. >> and that is cool. good for him. i mean, you see the pride those students will have in that school. >> i used to cover public education as a reporter. teachers who care, they give it their life, what a difference they can make. >> that's what it takes,
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according to that principal. coming up, two dramas caught before our eyes. this week's insomniac theater. >> she saw bradley cooper's sci-fi thriller. if your racing thoughts keep you awake...
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his girlfriend dumps him. nothing is going right until he gets this magic pill given to him. >> like jim, he has some magic pills. >> after he takes the pill -- oh, my goodness. after he takes the pill, he's able to write the book, learns piano, learns foreign language. the pills sort of turn sinister. take a listen. >> he killed two guys. >> what? >> he's going to kill me, too. >> no, no, no. can he see you? >> no. not yet. >> abby cornish you see and robert de niro plays a role. the premise of the movie, it's a bit far fetched to think you could take a pill and allow you to use 100% of your brain, which is a desirable thing. we should try that -- >> i'm 40%. >> most people just 20%. pros about the movie, bradley cooper. he's actually wonderful. if you're only used to him from
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"hangover" you'll be impressed. i give it three stars because it's kind of whacky and holes in the plot line. >> very interesting. i saw the matthew mcconaughey movie "the lincoln lawyer," he plays a unscrupulous lawyer, working out of his lincoln continental, runs into a beverly hills playboy, ryan phillippe and charged with the rape and attempted murder of a hooker. as the movie goes on, the movie takes twists and turns and his innocence becomes a question. take a listen. >> we paid you $5,000. >> that's long gone, eddy. time to refill the tank. >> what? another 5 grand? >> ten. you could pay me or go with a public defender. >> i like the twist and turns of this. i thought it was really good. i thought it was nice to see matthew do something than the typical comedies in the last few
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this morning on "world news this morning on "world news now" -- target libya. the international military assault on moammar gadhafi regime. >> opposition forces as gadhafi's military attempts to fight back. it's monday, march 21st. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." and good morning, everybody. happy monday.
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before we get to that, moammar gadhafi is vowing, quote, a long war. he says he's ready to battle the allied military forces that have already destroyed libyan defenses with some pretty punishing air attacks. >> one of those attacks hit very close to home. a missile blasted into a building on gadhafi's residential compound. karen travers is in washington with the latest on the libyan operation. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, rob and peggy. u.s. officials are claiming early success after two straight nights of assaults on libya, but they're being less specific on how long this operation will last and what future role the
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u.s. will play. cruise missiles, stealth fighters pounded targets across libya. in tripoli antiaircraft fire blazed into the sky. the scars in benghazi are raw. >> we have no other choice. we die or we win. >> reporter: the rebels say the attack on gadhafi's columns came just in time but saif gadhafi told abc news's christiane amanpour that the americans are supporting the wrong side. >> the americans and other western countries, you are supporting the terrorists and armed militia. that's it. >> reporter: libyan state tv showed what it said were civilians wounded by the coalition air raids. it aired a statement from colonel gadhafi -- >> translator: you are not capable of a prolonged -- for a prolonged war in libya. we consider ourselves ready for a long war. be aware of that. >> reporter: the next phase will
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be the no-fly zone, which will stretch from tripoli to rebel-held benghazi. and the top third of the country. it's an operation that will involve hundreds of aircraft. >> we will continue to support the coalition. we'll be a member of the coalition. we will have a military role in the coalition but we will not have the preeminent role. >> reporter: the pentagon insisted on sunday that gadhafi himself is not the target. and u.s. officials emphasize the international coalition is growing. rob and peggy? now, president obama is on a previously scheduled visit to brazil, chile and el salvador but he's been staying in constant touch with developments in libya. in rio he took advantage of a mobile makeshift war room that's where he was speaking on secure phone lines to his advisers. addressing the brazilian people, the president defended the attacks on libya as part of an overall fight for democracy. >> we've seen the people of libya take a courageous stand against a regime determined to brutalize its own citizens. across the region, we've seen
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young people rise up, a new generation, demanding the right to determine their own future. >> now, defense secretary gates says president obama is committed to limiting u.s. involvement in libya. he also says he expects the u.s. to hand over control in a matter of days. our coverage from libya continues later on "america this morning" with a live update on the military action. we'll follow late developments on "good morning america" and, of course, all day long on abcnews.com. meanwhile in japan, a staggering toll still growing. nearly half a million people are living in shelters. officials believe more than 18,000 people have died. but as david wright reports, every once in a while there is still a miracle. >> reporter: japanese search and rescue teams in the coastal town of ishinomaki got sudden word of survivors trapped alive. inside the debris of this three-story house, a 16-year-old boy cries out. he tells them his grandmother is
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with him. 40 minutes later, they're free. weak and dehydrated but alert and able to speak. her name is sumi abe, she's 80 years old, trapped in her kitchen, eating yogurt for nine days from the fridge that pinned her down. rescue workers strap her into a harness and airlift her out. a country starved for good news, a morsel of hope. this is another coastal town, wiped off the map by the tsunami. the fire chief here saw this coming. two years ago the sea wall broke after another earthquake, he says. i was worried about it and i told my bosses. the giant harbor gates designed to protect the town failed to shut, so when the earthquake struck 45 of his men rushed here to try to shut them by hand. all of them were swept away. the fire chief now feels guilty, ashamed to be alive.
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he spends all his time searching for the bodies of his men. but the story consuming most people's attention is the nuclear crisis. officials say the pressure inside reactor number three at fukushima is building to a critical level. they planned to vent radioactive steam to release the pressure but said later the situation had stabilized for now. officials are now considering widening the evacuation zone just in case. finally, an aspect of this story that's bound to be getting a lot of attention in the coming days. new reports surfacing that the operator of the power plant faked the safety records, pretending to do rigorous inspections but not really doing them. in some cases, for 11 years. if that's true, then that raises serious questions about who is really responsible. i'm david wright in osaka, japan. and now to an environmental scare closer to home. over the weekend a mile's long patch of sludge showed up in the gulf of mexico and washed up on the shores of louisiana's jefferson parish.
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the coast guard collected samples and officials say it does not appear to be from the bp oil spill. they say it is probably sediment washed into the gulf from the mississippi river. the suspect in a grisly murder at a yoga shop will be in court today. brittany norwood has been charged with first-degree murder. police say she killed her coworker and created an elaborate rouse to hide the crime. john hendren has the details. >> reporter: police say it was a pair of shoes that first tipped them off president the crime scene had two sets of bloody footprints but police believe one was faked by brittany norwood to use a store pair to appear like a pep traitor. when police found norwood bound and gagged, they say the position she was tied up in was suspicious, with her hands tied above her head, she may have tied herself up. >> as we began analyzing the forensic evidence and looked at the medical reports, it was not
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supporting what the -- what ms. norwood told us. >> reporter: all this contradicts the story she told police. according to her after closing up the store for the night, she and jayna murray went in to pick norwood's wallet. two masked men followed them in, bound them, sexually assaulted them and when murray resisted, beat and stabbed her to death. medical xmers found no evidence of section you'll assault on either victim. according to police, murray car had been moved and had been spattered with norwood's blood. and on the night of the killing, workers that the apple store next door say they heard two women arguing. >> as you go through a list of 14, 16, 18 things, the victim told you, you can draw a line almost through every one of them. >> reporter: there was one other thing. norwood's wounds were superficial. murray were deep. in college megan healy said some of her soccer teammates were weary. >> girls that had known her longer than me told her things like, watch your locker, keep it locked, she's been known to
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steal things. >> reporter: she said she never knew norwood was capable of a grisly and police say a calculated murder. john hendren, abc news, washington. a wireless mega merger is under way. at&t is buying t-mobile for $39 billion. the cash and stock deal faces severe scrutiny with regulators. if it clears, at&t would become the number one cell phone company in the u.s. customers can expect better coverage. and also fewer pricing plans. >> let's hope. >> let's hope so. here's your monday forecast, everybody. have some heavy rain in southern california. showers in san francisco, portland and seattle. another 2 feet of snow in the sierra range and a foot in the southern rockies. showers from the upper midwest to the ohio valley. a wintry mix in northern new england and rain here in new york and in philly. >> 70s from dallas to atlanta and miami. 64 in omaha. 60s from billings to salt lake city. near 70 in phoenix. well, it was a stunning close encounter that was simply
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out of this world. >> pretty cool. i don't know if anybody saw this around here. take a look at this. it looked to the heavens saturday night. you were probably treated to a full moon like none other. scientists call this a super moon because it came so close to the earth. the closest it's come in nearly two decades. >> oh, wow. as the supermoon rose in the east, it appeared 14% larger and 30% brighter than a regular full moon. you said your dad is really into astronomy. >> yes. >> so you have a personal connection to all this space news. >> the moon is made of cheese, you know. >> oh, thank you. daddy taught you that? >> yes. like a giant ball of cheddar right there. check it out. >> cool to see. there we go. actually there's a superstition that say these events are linked to natural disasters, earthquake and tsunami. but people say that's -- >> it was a coincidence. >> just enjoy. more "world news now" coming up next. ming up next. [ horn honks ] now we're hittin' the road with the proglide challenge.
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well, there is really no other way to say this. this is a pretty sad story. it involves the passing of a furry four-legged friend. >> if this doesn't touch you, i'm going to call you heartless. knut the polar bear at one time brings massive crowds to the berlin zoo. he died saturday at the age of 4 as we hear from linsey davis. >> reporter: he was an international superstar. the most famous bear in the world. he drew thousands of visitors a day and was a multimillion dollar business unto himself. there were even tribute songs written about him, like this one on youtube. ♪ knut knut >> reporter: at the height of knut mania, attendance the at the zoo doubled. they had to hire crowd control.
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>> just like a pop star. >> reporter: cuddly toys, t-shirts and mugs with knut's likeness flew off the shelves. there were fan clubs. >> knut! the media darling even graced the u.s. cover of "vanity fair" with leonardo dicaprio shot by famed photographer annie leibovitz. behind that stardom there was a dark upbringing. piz mother abandoned him at birth. his twin brother only survived a couple of days. before knut turned 2, his round-the-clock keeper suddenly died. he was no longer a cub and the white fluffy fur turned brown, the crowds started to dwindle. when the budget started thinning out, the zoo considered selling him. by the time he turned 3, there were reports the female polar bears he lived with bullied him. some speculated the stress of stardom finally got to him. it was a completely normal routine, he says. just as always, knut strolled around the enclosure, went into the water. there he had a short spasm and has, unfortunately, left us.
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>> obviously, knut was very young when he died. i'm not sure what could have caused it. could have been a stroke, a heart attack. >> reporter: the life expectancy of a polar bear in the wild is between 15 and 20 years. an animal like knut born into captivity can live longer. because they don't have to contend with hunger, thirst and infections. >> the attention that knut brought to tens of millions of people throughout the world, no one could ever thank knut enough for what this animal did as an ambassador to his cousins in the wild. >> reporter: just like the old days, knut has made headlines again. not by warming our hearts, but by breaking them. linsey davis, abc news. >> oh, knut, so sad, just 4 years old. you're just heartless. >> no, no, i'm not heartless. >> it's so sad. i'm like crying over here. rob -- rob is saying it's a polar bear. he's laughing, thank you -- >> no, don't get me in trouble. i'm not -- >> you're heartless and cold. send him to the north pole. poor knut. when we come back, we'll introduce to you tiger woods' latest girlfriend.
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she's got herself in a bit of trouble. >> shocking. >> sort of like you're going to be with animal people. >> i know. i don't want those animals. plus, charlie sheen has a new $7 million money-making plan. he's still winning. >> heartless and cruel. let's turn over this log. yeah!
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♪ skinny so skinny ♪ >> we're still giving you a bad time. boy, you're going to get the e-mails. >> it's done. >> you're going to get the e-mails. time to get you up to speed with what tiger woods has been up to lately, besides not winning. he's not winning, unfortunately. i'm sure he wishes he was. he does have a new lady friend, apparently just one lady friend, although she's in a bit of trouble. they're the mug shot. >> have you seen any of her work? >> her name is alyse johnson -- easy now. she was arrested for suspicion of dui. radar online says she was arrested in florida near where tiger woods lives and apparently they've been dating for a few weeks. tiger has not confirmed this is his girlfriend but sources say they have been together.
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>> i'm shocked he wouldn't confirm that. >> she sort of looks like the tiger woods type but be honest, just about everybody was his type for a while, you know? >> he wasn't too picky. >> wasn't too picky, okay. charlie sheen briefly because people are on charlie sheen overload, but this live show he's doing, not only has he expanded to 21 dates on this tour, he's going to make a cool 7 million bucks from this tour. he's added shows i think they said vancouver, columbia, atlantic city, new jersey. violent torpedo of truth truth is not an ongs show is what he's calling it. he's going to make 85% of the profits off this deal. radio city music hall here in new york, 6,000 people that venue holds and only a foew scattered tickets left. this is selling out big time. charlie is getting paid. it's apparently a 75-minute show. i don't know what earth -- >> what's he talking about? >> he's not a stand-up or -- >> and all stand-up comedians are saying, give it a try, charlie, because it's not so
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easy. >> no, it's not. he'll say, i can't wait to see the reviews but he's getting paid, so -- >> what's to prevent him from walking off after five minutes? single ladies out there, we picked this story for you. guess who is single? bradley cooper, back on the market. >> you love some bradley cooper. >> i can't get enough of him. i love him. he and renee zellweger have split. they confirmed after two years together they have decided to go their own separate ways. this after renee secretly and under the radar, by the way, was living in bradley cooper's house, $5 million three-bedroom house in the palisades. she's 41, he's 36. at one time cooper said, i just love her. i love acting with her. i can learn so much from her. i just love coming to work. that's when they were filming a movie together. >> that's sweet. >> now he's back on the market. even though i'm married, i'm just saying. >> oh, all right, peggy. >> i'm just saying. >> a new sitcom, a new wonder woman. take a look at the picture. i hope i don't butcher her name.
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adrian -- >> who cares. look at the outfit. >> that's the new woman. the outfit is a little updaylighted. coming soon to a tv set. that's your new wonder woman. i love me some lynda carter. >> no one replaces lynda carter.
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my favorite story of the day here. a lesson -- this story is really a lesson in not letting anything get in your way from a college wrestler who we first introduced you to here on "world news now." >> very cool. he's at the top of his sport and he proved it again saturday night winning the national title in his weight category. here's david muir. >> the senior from mesa, arizona, is seven minutes away from a national title. >> reporter: walking out on crutches, making his way up the those stairs, he was about to face his biggest match yet. in philadelphia, in front of a crowd of 20,000, anthony robles was about to make history. >> it's just all about capitalizing on your strengths and not focusing on your weaknesses. >> reporter: anthony was born with just one leg. >> i grew up just like my brothers and my sister. my parents didn't treat me any different. i pretty much do whatever i set my mind to. >> reporter: he set his mind to wrestle. his mother, judy, his biggest fan. >> i've always just -- like, i've just loved him as my son. i never saw anything wrong with him. >> reporter: in fact, robles has found a way to overcome his
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disability. he has much more upper body strength than most men in his category, 125 pounds. and from the start, robles took command. >> and the upper body strength of robles on display. >> reporter: and he would continue his domination. >> beautiful technique by robles. >> reporter: finally, it was too much for his opponent. >> anthony robles has shown us that impossible is nothing. >> reporter: anthony robles had won the national championship. his biggest fan watching. >> it's like a dream come true. i have dreamt about this a dozen times. >> from arizona state university, anthony robles! >> reporter: and as he receives his medals, a standing ovation. >> oh, man, what an incredible moment for that guy. >> standing ovation. >> that's unbelievable. >> i love what he says. he says, focus on what you've got going for you, not what you don't. the standing "o," well deserved and very cool to see. gives you goose bumps. >> it does. a lesson to believe in yourself whatever it may be. go for it.
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this morning on "world news now" -- military mission. international forces pound libya making progress against the gadhafi regime. >> why the u.s. may soon limit involvement in this aerial battle. it's monday, march 21st. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." good morning, everyone. i'm peggy bunker. >> and i'm rob nelson. we'll hear how moammar gadhafi is reacting to the assault, what his son has to say and how the president is staying up to date while traveling in south america. also coming up, how japan's nuclear disaster after the tsunami and earthquake could impact you, especially if you're shopping for high-end
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electronics, including apple's new ipad. >> amazing the ripple effects. >> makes you realize. and starting this morning, parents are getting new recommendations on how to buckle up their kids in the car. it is quite literally life-saving information. >> yeah, big change from previous recommendations. stay tuned for that. but first, allied forces are making quick work of disabling libyan defenses, wiping out radar, communications, as well as missile sites. >> the question, will that be enough to tame the defiant libyan leader or will the coalition have to target his forces? allen lyttle of the bbc reports from tripoli. >> reporter: when antiaircraft guns open up, the noise is deafening. the pulse quickens, the city fills with trepidation. arcs of tracer fire hang in the air. targets near the city are under attack from missiles or aircraft that can be detected by the guns but neither seen nor heard by us. we heard one huge explosion close to or r ssibly at colonel
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gadhafi's own compound. it rocked the city. crowds gathered to bury the dead from air strikes. there was a relaxed, almost carnival feel to the city's defiance. not now. something harder has settled in the popular mood. under attack from outside, they are closing ranks, rallying to the defense of colonel gadhafi. they are angry. >> it is very, very sad for france and united kingdom, to kill, kill, kill many mans for why? >> reporter: colonel gadhafi's son saif insisted all libyans were united behind his father. there was no popular uprising, he said. but a criminal enterprise led by gangsters and al qaeda terrorists. >> simply you americans and othehewestern countries, you are supporting the terrorists and armed militia. that's it. one day, you will wake up and you will find out that you were supporting the wrong people.
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>> reporter: it is a message that will find its echo in the buriri grounds and in the coming battlefields. colonel gadhafi has much support here. this experience will galvanize it. alan little, bbc news, tripoli. coalition forces insist moammar gadhafi is not the official target of their attacks but allies made presence known to gadhafi last night, sending a cruise missile exploding into a building on his residential compound. the u.s. insists that missile was not ours, however, of the 124 tomahawks fired into lilia so far, 122 were launched by the u.s. president obama is keeping up with developments from libya in his previously scheduled trip to south america. as david kerley reports, the president is traveling with what looks like a makeshift war room. >> reporter: president obama interrupted his trip to brazil several times to be briefed on the situation in libya. and for the first time, a peek inside the secure tent set up on
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these foreign trips so that the president can speak on secure lines to his national security team. as american forces pounded libyan targets, the president defended his actions in a speech to the brazilian people, framing it as part of a battle for universal rights. >> we've seen the people of libya take a courageous stand against a regime determined to brutalize its own citizens. across the region, we've seen young people rise up, a new generation, demanding the right to determine their own future. >> reporter: the president acknowledging the end game in the greater middle east is far from determined told the audience no one can know how this change in the middle east will end. david kerley, abc news, with the president in rio de janeiro, brazil. >> stay with abc news all day long as we cover military action in libya. "america this morning" will have more live updates. on "good morning america" we'll get the latest analysis, including ways gadhafi could retaliate. you'll find all breaking developments on abcnews.com.
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in pakistan this morning, a methane gas explosion has killed at least 21 miners. search crews say there's little chance for survival for the 31 miners trapped in the mine. the poisonous gas is slowing down the recovery work there. the mine was actually declared dangerous two weeks ago but investigators say that warning was ignored. and now to the crisis in japan where as many as 18,000 people are dead from the tsunami and earthquake. >> and the country's nuclear crisis is causing some new scares this morning. abc's akiko fujita is just outside osaka to bring us up to date. good morning, akiko. >> reporter: good morning. we are getting some good news on the nuclear front. the efforts to avert a meltdown at the fukushima daiichi plant. tepco officials say those water-spraying operation to cool down the reactors appear to be working. earlier in the day they said radiation levels had been gradually dropping for reactors three and four, along with the temperature readings for the
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water and we heard from the deputy cabinet secretary yesterday who said officials are very close to getting this situation under control. those are his words. there are concerns, however, the government stopped shipments of spinach and raw milk from the area near the nuclear plant after tests found iodine exceeded limits that are considered safe. small traces also turned up in tokyo's tap water. but it is important to know that the government said the radiation levels were too small to pose any immediate health risk. now, concerns about contaminated food overshadowed briefly yesterday by a miraculous rescue. a grandmother and her teenage grandson were found alive, trapped in their home nine days after the earthquake hit. the 16-year-old called out for help from his roof and led rescuers to his grandmother. rob and peggy? >> t tt is incredible and wonderful to get that good news. one of the main questions people
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are asking now, is how long could the recovery take, akiko, from this disaster? >> reporter: well, we're getting a clearer picture of the devastation caused by the disasters. the world bank is now saying it could take five years and $235 billion to rebuild from all the damage. the disaster displaced more than 450,000 people. they a a starting to move to other parts of japan to begin their lives in their new homes. but again, even that is expected to take many years so that they can get back on their feet. >> akiko fujita reporting liveve from osakaka thank you. also, opposition leaders in bahrain are asking for help from the united nations andndhe u.s. they want an end to the government's violent crackdown on shiite protests against sunni monarchy and asking for the eviction a saudi-led military in bahrain. the final results are in from this week's referendum in
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egypt. voters overwhelmingly approved changes to the constitution which now clears the way for elections to take place within the next few months. that will usher in the first democratic government to, of course, replace the regime of ousted president hosni mubarak. a day care operator who fled the country after a fatal fire is coming home to texas to face manslaughter charges. jessica tata is expected to arrive in houston tonight from nigeria where she was thought to be staying with family. four children were killed when a fire broke out in her home day care center last month. investigators say she had left them alone to gogout shopping. home run king barry bonds heads to court as his perjury trial gets under way in san francisco. the former giants slugger is charged with lying under oath in 2003 when he told a federal grand jury he had never knowingly used steroids. the government's star witness is bonds' former mistress. she's expected to testify that steroids negatively affected his
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section you'll perfo sex you'll performance. that is the real tragedy. new advice for how children should be buckled up. experts say those 2 and under should ride in rear-facing seats. boosters should be used until a child is 8 years old or tall enough to use a regular seelt belt. children 13 and younger need to ride in the backseat. the previous recommendation made nine years ago told parents to keep kids age 1 and under in rear-facing seats but the latest studies show kids age 2 and under have a much higher accident survival rate if they're buckled facing the rear. good to know. that is a big change. >> that is, new mom. >> yes. here's a look at your weather. heavy morning rain in southern california and showers as far north as seattle. some more heavy mountain snow in sierra, nevada range and southern rockies. showers from omaha to cincinnati. a mix of rain and snow in vermont, new hampshire and maine. also some rain from philly up to boston. >> a wet 52 here in new york. 75 in atlanta. 78 in new orleans.
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70s in kansas city and indianapolis. 48 in seattle. 72 in colorado springs. >> the first full day of spring. man, that sounds good to say. >> it does, finally. it was love at first sight for hundreds of people in durham, north carolina, so they decided, well, to put a ring on it. >> so much i could say right here with this bachelor to my right. residents of durham declared their love to the city with their symbolic mass wedding. they said their i dos to durham, vowing to honor and cherish the sti forever. >> civic pride at a whole new level. it was meant to solidify support for the city. the ceremony was followed by a three-hour block party/reception. if you had to pick a city to marry, what would be your favorite? >> my hometown, seattle. i grew up in seattle. i really love it. new york -- it would be neck and neck with new york because i do love the big apple. >> really?y? >> yes. >> i'd be tossed between new orleans and vegas. that says a lot about me. >> it certainly does. >> you're getting married? >> don't get started. >> more "world news now" when we
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continuing our coverage now of the aftermath of japan's earthquake and tsunami. some of the country's most well known companies were among those hardest hit. >> and now that those companies have been forced to cut back production, we will feel that effect here in the u.s. jeremy hubbard has the details. >> reporter: they're the miniscule chips that make up everything from our cell phones to our computers t tour blu-rays, those batteries that power your new ipad 2, the sd cards that hold your digital photos. these tiny components are the consumer casualties of the japan quake with an impact on supply and demand that could be seismic.
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>> some of them are, yeah. >> reporter: we took a walk around the electronics store with john able from "wired" magazine. he says those companies that make those tiny parts like sony, toshiba, hitachi, have cut back or closed japanese plants entirely because of the quake and the nuclear square, there will likely be shortages of the gadgets we love. in fact, we're already seeing the effects. an eight gigabyte memory card that cost a little over $7 on the day of the quake now cost $10. those low prices for flat screen tvs are about to start spiking. >> there's enough in the supply train for a month or so but you're already seeing the prices of some come pony ens skyrocket. the price of a tv could go up. you may not get the brand or model you want. >> reporter: 90% of the key component in lcds comes from japan. you've probably never heard of the nand flash memory chip but they kpack the computingngunch n
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everything from mobile devices to tablets. their price rose 20% on monday and have continued to climb. it's not hard to imagine cell phone prices jumping as a result. same for computer and tv lcd monitors. now some analysts are predicting shortages of the ipad 2. at least five components of the wildly popular tablet are made in japan. storage and memory, even the touch screen glass. no word from apple on how it could affect supplies here in the u.s. but already the company is indefinitely delaying the launch of the tablet in japan. >> if we get to the point where these factories don't reopen, that will be disastrous because there aren't many places that do these things, so scrambling around in real time to find alternative suppliers is going to be hard. >> reporter: sure, they are miniscule parts in our dgets, but times like this show just how big a role they play in our high-tech lives. i'm jeremy hubbard in new york. >> isn't that the truth. seeing a lot of shortages, i'm sure, with the ipad.
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>> they were saying notebook computers could be kind of scarce as well because of the lithium-ion batteries they use are made in parts of the country devastated, so could be in short -- >> lithium, look at you, tech talk. >> i was staying notes. >> our march madness update. highlights and cinderellas. >> willis is nervous. he knows he's going down. all that plus the anchor who was talking some smack about our little competition. >> oh, come on. >> talking a little too soon. >> come on. >> we'll be right back.
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welcome back. by this point you probably realize there's a ton of college basketball on tv over the weekend. you caught some games, didn't catch others. the march madness games went nearly to midnight on the east coast last night. >> games wall to wall. before we update our "world news now" brackets competition, we have some highlights, of course.
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we start with the little team that could from virginia commonwealth university. by the way, they're not so little. and, yes, they can. since last wednesday all the rams have done is win three games against teams from major conferences. last night's victims, purdue. wasn't close. a blowout. vcu tops them 94-76. now they're off to the sweet 16 for the first time ever. and next up, two big east teams, marquette and orange men of syracuse. they faced off last night. another good battle. marquette took the lead for good with 27 seconds left. that was thanks to a three-pointer from darius johnson odom. they held on, sending the orange men down 66-62. marquette now to the sweet 16 for the first time in eight years. next up fofothem, yes, my north carolina tar heels on friday night. tar heels, baby! yes! >> and the last game of the weekend, which really was not much of a game, florida state
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hit seven three-pointers in the first half against notre dame. at one point seminoles were up 23 points and held on to win by 14. if fsu chops on -- you can explain that to me, the chop -- >> that's their thing, there you go. >> -- it will be their first sweet 16 since 1993. they'll take on vcu, which i know bet bcucumy bracket pick. screwed me up last time. >> a lot of upsets. pitt was huge. it was a lot -- it was a -- >> pitt was your pick. >> pitt was my pick. >> to win the whole thing. i don't want to point that out, but i'm just saying. >> we're about -- we're about to get to it, willis. >> settle down, willis. >> that brings us to our new "world news now" brackets competition update of who is winning and who is losing. >> yeah, yeah. >> and people don't even know if they're winning or losing at this point. exactly. by the way, because pitt lost i got an e-mail from peggy at 9:09 p.m. saying, for all you suckers that thought pitt was going to take the ncaa, eat my dust. bunker edges ahead.
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but clear cli clearly she has no idea of the rules. >> i didn't understand. i thought since pitt lost indefinitely i was going to win because i did not pick pitt so i thought indefinitely i could rob out edge. let's check out our current standings. i'll cut back on the trash attack. talk. >> as you should. >> counting the points. when all the counting was done, our broadcast producer david myers is in the lead with 44 points. he's not even here today. >> as you can see, i'm a close second, 43 points. peggy, who thought she was in front s really in third with 41 points. the saddest, most depressing story of the night, in fourth place -- clearly he's never watched a day of college basketball in his life -- willis in fourth place with 29 points. so sad. >> that is pathetic, willis. what do you have to say for yourself? 29 points. >> pathetic. >> come on. >> whatever, man, whatever. possibly more important, the points in the bag is how many teams we have left.
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asperberg's syndrome, they knew academically he's off the chart. bam, he's off the cart. >> we need great guys like that. one thing he's probably not doing, drinking. >> hope not at 12. >> this is coming the monday after st. patrick's day but it turns out hangovers get worse as you get older. news flash. letting you know. also, rob, another thing you should note is cheap booze makes it hard to break down, like pbr, boone's farm -- >> i have to throw it out. >> the boone's has to go because it will hurt more in the morning. >> what's the reason? >> they say the enzymes for breaking down the booze diminish as you get older. drink better stuff f you're going to drink. >> i don't know how you do it,
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jim, you show up every day -- >> next story. >> actually a serious story for the next one involving apple. there's an app you can get in britain that claims to cure heem mow sexuality. >> that's crazy. >> apple actually rated this prograra gave it four out of five stars which means the company kind of deemed that it had no objectionable content. as you can imagine gay rights groups saying this is ridiculous, you're treating it as a sin, you can cure people, and pushing apple to get rid of this thing and redo its ratings. >> that's a little nuts. also weird, this guy in the uk who plays whitney houston "i'm every woman" nonstop in his apartment. turns out it's annoying to the neighbors. >> i'm stunned. >> raise your hands for whitney. anyway, so the neighbor -- okay, jim, is this your cd? all right. they called the police and said, i can't take it anymore. this guy plays whitney houston, sometimes he breaks it up with one rap song by 50 cent.
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>> 50 cent. >> 50 cent. the police had to come and say,
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oh! blue! time! time out. i touched it. i touched the ball before it went out, coach. come on, alex, the ref did not call that! you gotta be kidding me, alex! it's the championship game! talk to him, coach. i touched, it's their ball. don't foul them when they inbound. team on 'three.' one, two, three. nice going, alex. sorry coach. alex! good call.